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20 Awesome LGBT Characters in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

By Matt Heckler Aug 2, 2013

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Kanya - The Windup Girl

Although Kanya’s sexuality isn’t a focus of The Windup Girl, Kanya is a major player in one of the best science fiction novels in recent memory. When her superior is killed, she is forced to become the leader of a militant organization in an alternate future Thailand where the world is ravaged by climate change and war. She is by far one of the most memorable characters in an amazing novel.

Tags: movies, tv, slideshows, dc, buffy the vampire slayer, lgbt, books-and-comics, marvel

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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